The latest edition of our new newsletter, Supreme Court Insider, has just been emailed for free to those who sign up. Among this week's features:
-- A tally of the key words used at Elena Kagan's Supreme Court confirmation hearing, indicating that "precedent" got a lot more mentions (258 times) than "God" (5 times) or "Chinese restaurant" (twice.)
-- A look at an angry memo written by the late Justice Thurgood Marshall and found this week in the newly opened papers of Justice Potter Stewart.
-- Appellate lawyers of the week Mike and Tom Lee, sons of the renowned former U.S. solicitor general Rex Lee, both aiming for high office in Utah.
-- The brief of the week, filed on behalf of a court-martialed Coast Guard Academy cadet by a pro bono team at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr.